9 Coffee Accessories to Add to Your Kitchen This Year

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Enjoying a delicious cup of coffee is an excellent way to start your day, but making a trip to your favorite coffee shop isn’t always convenient. Helpfully, the right coffee accessories can turn your home coffee into an experience worthy of any high-end cafe.

So, whether you’re a fan of light roasts, espresso, or even cold brew, using the right accessories can make you feel like a pro when you’re making coffee at home. 

Here are nine coffee accessories to get you started:

1. Choose a Home Coffee Accessories Set for the Basics

The IKAPE home coffee accessories set is a premium set for serious home baristas. While it is expensive, we’re highlighting this one early on because it features a lot of different equipment. 

The coffee accessories included in this set include: 

  • Portafilter 
  • 2 in 1 knock box and organizer box 
  • Magnetic dosing funnel
  • Gravity adaptive espresso distributor
  • Stirrer distribution tool with 6 needles
  • Calibrated tamper
  • Palm-style calibrated tamper
  • Puck screen

Some of the accessories in this kit have very specific coffee jobs:

Portafilter: This is where you put your ground coffee and attach it to your coffee machine. You fit one of the included baskets to the filter, fill the basket with your ground coffee, tamp it down with a tamp to make it even, and install it in the machine. This version has a handsome and well-weighted wood-coated handle and metal construction. 

Espresso distributors: Shaped like a small whisk, you use this tool to stir the coffee grounds in the portafilter before tamping. You’ll want to do this to avoid clumps, so you get a stronger and more consistent extraction. 

Knock box: More than just an attractive wooden box, this box has a bar across the top. This is where you knock the handle of your portafilter to dislodge the puck of ground coffee that’s left in your portafilter after you make your cup of coffee.

Tamper: Tampers help provide the right pressure when pushing down and smoothing out the coffee in the portafilter. These calibrated units have springs inside that push back against your palm or the handle as you tamp down grinds. This precision keeps the grinds at the right density to allow for the best possible flow of water and a smoother espresso. 

Puck screen: Lastly, this accessory helps promote even water flow and keeps your espresso machine head clean, so you can create consistently smooth coffee. 

2. A Milk Frother Helps Make Many Kinds of Coffee Drinks

Milk frothers add air to milk and create a creamy foam and can be a fantastic addition to your set of coffee accessories.

Steamed milk is a key component in many kinds of coffee drinks including:

  • Lattes
  • Cappuccinos
  • Mochas
  • Macchiatos
  • Espressos

We’ve got two milk frothers on our list that you may like:

If you regularly need to make several cups of coffee at once, you may want to consider the Maestri House Detachable Milk Frother, which can make enough milk for six cups of coffee at once.

This machine has lots of different features including adjustable temperature. Temperature settings range from cold or room temperature to 160 degrees F. Safety is still top of mind, though, with overheating protection shuts off the frother if the temperature exceeds your chosen settings.

Plus, the touchscreen and LED display remember your most recent settings for easy operation.

Meanwhile, if you only make one cup of coffee at once, or make cups of coffee  away from home, the Kaffe KF6020 Handheld Milk Frother may be for you. It’s portable, cordless, and convenient. With this milk frother you can make an excellent coffee drink in only 15 to 30 seconds.

Use couldn’t be easier—just place the frothing whisk in your drink and press the power button.

3. A French Press Is a Simple & Easy Way to Brew Coffee at Home

A French press is fantastic tool to make coffee easily at home. Basically, a French press is just a carafe and a plunger. 

To operate a French press, follow these steps:

  1. Put the ground coffee into the French press
  2. Pour water on top of ground coffee
  3. Let it sit, stirring occasionally
  4. Use the plunger to press the finished coffee through the filter and hold the coffee grounds at the bottom

So, if you want one of your main coffee accessories to be a French press, you won’t find a better one than the Fellow Clara French Press. It looks like a modern, stylish pitcher and has a sleek, matte finish.

Other features include:

  • A weighted handle for easy, balanced pouring
  • Vacuum-insulated, stainless steel walls for superior heat retention
  • An advanced mesh filtration system
  • A wooden stirring spoon
  • A 24-oz. capacity
  • A non-stick coating

4. An Electric Pour-Over Kettle Helps Your Coffee Come Together Quickly

An electric pour-over kettle not only works faster than heating water on your stove, but it also helps you keep water at a consistent temperature. This way, you can make great coffee every time, and you won’t need to reheat water if you decide to have a second cup. 

If you’d like to upgrade your water-heating method, consider the OXO BREW Adjustable Temperature Pour-Over Kettle. It’s stainless steel, and the balanced handle and gooseneck spout make pouring easy and precise. Plus, this device looks great on a kitchen counter or table.

This kettle can boil water in less than five minutes or heat it to 175 degrees F in under three minutes.

5. A Coffee Scale Provides More Precise Brewing

The right measurements are important for making excellent coffee every time. A scale lets you weigh your ingredients and follow coffee recipes carefully, so don’t overlook this as part of your coffee accessories.

If you want to splash out on a scale made specifically for coffee brewing, turn to coffee makers Blue Bottle for their Blue Bottle Coffee Acacia Pearl Scale.

This scale has a minimalist design with an attractive white surface. And you can use Bluetooth to control it from your smartphone. 

This scale can hold more than 6 lbs. So you can make coffee with it easily by placing your French press or kettle on the scale and adding ingredients to weigh them.

Then, as you add water, real-time flow rate readings can help you improve your brewing technique.

But if you don’t need this scale’s bells and whistles, a regular kitchen scale can do the job, too.

6. To Avoid Stale Coffee, Store It Properly

Coffee beans often start losing their flavor just a few weeks after roasting, and stale coffee often tastes bitter or bland.

But a canister designed specifically for coffee storage is one of the fantastic coffee accessories that will help you keep your beans fresh. Whole beans last longer than ground coffee, but keeping them in the right container is still best for optimal flavor.

The Fellow Atmos Vacuum Canister can keep coffee fresh for up to twice as long as other storage methods.

With this product you have three sizes and materials to choose from. The glass version lets you display your whole coffee beans. But if you choose the matte black or white stainless-steel version, you can protect your beans from ultraviolet or UV light.

Twisting the cap removes air from the Atmos, preserving your coffee by preventing oxidation. And you can always tell you stored your beans properly when the green dot appears on the canister, signaling it’s tightly closed.

After you store your beans, twist the lid every four to five days to preserve the vacuum seal.

7. A Coffee Roaster Results in Super-Fresh Brews

Home coffee accessories don’t always include a roaster, but with a coffee roaster, you can make sure that your coffee is fresh by roasting it yourself before brewing. This also means you’re more in control of your coffee as you can adjust roast times to customize your coffee flavor.

The Fresh Roast SRS40 Coffee Roaster forces warm air into the glass chamber. While the coffee beans float on the air, they roast evenly. There are nine fan speed and heat settings so you can roast your beans according to personal tastes. 

With this coffee roaster you can roast up to 0.25 lbs. of fresh beans at once. And thankfully the chaff collector catches coffee bean skins for quick cleanup.

8. Use These Coffee Accessories to Add More Flavor to Your Coffee

Syrup Pump Dispensers from Spice It Your Way are stylish and convenient coffee accessories you can add to your kitchen counter. These refillable bottles give you the perfect dose of flavor for your morning cup of joe. 

They’re available in two sizes and each pump dispenses 0.25 oz. of your favorite coffee syrup. The minimalist labels make them versatile for any style or color of kitchen, and the pump tops come in: 

  • White 
  • Black 
  • Gold 

You can add any flavor you like to the bottles, and they’re easy to dismantle and clean. Remember not to put these in the dishwasher, though, as it will damage the pump top and the bottles. Instead, just rinse them thoroughly under water. 

With the Right Coffee Accessories, Anyone Can Make Tasty Coffee

With these devices, you can make coffee like the pros do at home. So, instead of making a trip to a coffee shop, coffee lovers can save time and money by brewing from home or the office. 

Coffee accessories also let you experiment by brewing delicious new drinks. Many machines work for hot chocolate or tea as well. This means everyone in your family can enjoy them.